Papers of Joan Feisenberger

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. b. 2051, c. 4835-60, d. 2573-6, e. 2837-40
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Scope and Content

Papers of Joan Feisenberger, including papers of John (Dunbar) Mair, and of the bookseller and writer Eric (Walter) Bligh (1889-1965). The papers consist of correspondence, press-cuttings, periodicals, diaries, articles and short stories.

Administrative / Biographical History

Joan Feisenberger, ne Greenall (d 1992). Her first husband was the writer John (Dunbar) Mair (1913-42).

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by Dr H.A. Feisenberger in 1993.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Material

Family and other phototgraphs, 19th-20th century, are MSS. Photogr. c. 52-4, f. 1. Five Bligh family portrait miniatures, 19th century, are Janitor's list of Library Portraits and Objects 727-31.

Some catalogues of Bligh & Co., and a copy of Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book for Children (London, ca. 1880), with stamped and addressed wrapper, were transferred to the Department of Printed Books in 1994.